Disease Management in Cotton Farming Systems – a Participatory Action Research Approach to Deliver Solutions
Information for Growers, Consultants and Industry
This initiative will be supported via Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD) Richard Williams’ Commercial Research Initiative with additional support from the Cotton Research Development Corporation (CRDC) and Crown Analytical Services (CAS). The initiative will run for 3 years and adopts participatory action research. This approach allows for input, decision making and ownership by participants, who are most affected by the outcomes.
A need was highlighted for further disease work around management practices that occur on farm. Many growers and consultants are proactive in trying various management practices on farm and this is an opportunity to create a platform that will capture and validate these practices across the industry.
Utilising Crown Analytical Services, certain disease-causing inoculum can be measured. In particular, this project will be investigating Black Root Rot and Verticillium dahliae. It is important to note that Fusarium oxysporum inoculum cannot be measured yet, however this project will gather data on this disease where possible.
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